Maybelline- Fit Me Shine Free + Balance Foundation Stick Review

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Maybelline is REALLY killing it in the beauty industry right now, I can’t get over how great their products are.  I am not one to wear foundation, but I had to try the Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free + Balance Foundation Stick  made for combination skin.  Combination skin is usually referred to as having an oily T-Zone and the rest of the areas of the face being on the dry side.  I have an oily T-Zone and this stick promises to provide a shine-free and balanced complexion so I decided to give it a try, keep reading to find out my thoughts!


As I mentioned above, I do not normally wear foundation.  I don’t like the heavy feeling on my face, or that it can sometimes clog your pores and be noticeable on the skin.  However, sometimes it’s nice to wear it because it really ties in the whole makeup look.  I am SO thrilled I tried this because it really works!  The best part about it in my opinion is that it doesn’t feel heavy and doesn’t show up on the skin making it obvious you are wearing the product.  Also an added bonus is that it has not clogged my pores whatsoever!

The Formula

You will notice the centre of the stick has a circle with product that is not foundation.  This inner core is designed to stop shine as it is powder-based and will dissolve oil on the skin.  This powder core when mixed with the outer layer of foundation on the skin stays put all day and truly does keep oil at bay.

The packaging states it provides medium coverage, which I love because it still has my skin showing through.  I’d say you could build this up to achieve a more full coverage look if desired, but personally I like when freckles show through the foundation because it gives a more natural and real finish.  The formula goes on as a cream and once blended turns into a matte finish.  I start by using a face primer and then apply the Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free + Balance Foundation Stick, then follow this with some light powder to set it in place and a setting spray.  Following that routines gives me around 8 hours of wear!  I know it works because I only have to use an oil-blotting sheet maybe once throughout the day, compared to 3 or 4 times when I have used other products.

I give this product a HUGE thumbs up as I am so impressed.  So many of my favourite products right now are by Maybelline.  The best part of all however, is that this foundation stick only costs C$10.99!!  You can shop the shade range by clicking here (pictured here in my post is 120 Classic Ivory) and from what I can see online there are 9 shades to choose from.  The packaging also states it is suitable for those with sensitive skin and that it is fragrance-free.

Let me know if you have tried this or any other Maybelline foundation products?!

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One thought on “Maybelline- Fit Me Shine Free + Balance Foundation Stick Review

  • January 22, 2018 at 10:55 PM

    What a neat concept! I was really impressed by the Maybelline SuperStay foundation – I’d recommend that if you’re looking to try more foundations by Maybelline.
    I’m curious about this foundation stick now… I’ve been eyeing the high end ones like Bobbi Brown and Hourglass for travel.


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